Saturday, 22 April 2017

Black with a touch of Jasmine and a Butterfly

Hello there,

I hope that you're all enjoying the weekend and that you might even have had some sunshine today.

Here's a card that I've made and I'd like to enter it in a couple of card challenges:


The first one is Allsorts and this week they are asking you to show something starting with 'B,' so my card has black flowers which are made using Tim Holtz Wildflower dies and a black butterfly.  This now takes me nicely onto the second challenge which is Mrs A's 'Butterfly Challenge' and their theme is 'F is for faux and/or the colour Jasmine.'  My background is a piece of Jasmine coloured card.  I checked on Google and it states that the colour is a creamy yellow, and so this was as close as I could find to the description.  My 'Faux' are the tiles that I've created in the background.  I can't even begin to tell you how many times I got this wrong and how much card ended up in the bin! I've seen this technique used many times before and so I thought that I would give it a go. Having got there eventually, I really like the look of it and it does make a change from leaving the card plain.  I shaded it very gently with black ink so that it would co-ordinate with the rest of the card. I finished the card with a black bow on the flowers and a sentiment from Stamps Happen.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend x


28 comments:

Valerija said...

Beautiful and stunning card. Love the dies you've used.
Valerija xx

brenda said...

That background is awesome Sandra, one I am going to have to give a try and your whole card is very striking with the black flowers and Butterfly. Thanks so much for joining in our 'I spy' theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Sandra, the background is amazing, beautifully designed card with the black dies, love it Kate x

Sarah said...

This is beautiful and the background is a triumph and certainly worth the effort, it looks like it's quilted which I love...great job. We have had glorious weather here in Dorset today xx

Ellibelle said...

It's absolutely beautiful and perfect for our "I spy something beginning with B" challenge at Allsorts. Thanks so much for joining us!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's gorgeous and great design Sandra
Gr Karin

Lisa said...

Wow, this is stunning!! The faux tiles look amazing!! I love the flowers and butterfly!! What a gorgeous card!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Kathleen said...

Fabuloous card Sandra and the black flowers look gorgeous agains the lovely background.
Thank you for joining our 'Something beginning with B' challenge this week at Allsorts.

Kath

pam said...

Gorgeous card design Sandra, Love the flowers and butterfly, your background is fabulous.
Pam x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Sandra, the background looks fabulous, have never tried this technique.
Avril xx

Mrs A. said...

This card is sensational. I love, love that faux tiling you have created. It ties in so perfectly with the rest of the card. Thank you so much for fluttering by the butterfly garden. Hugs Mrs A.

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

gorgeous card :) love the color combo and details
hugs
preeti

Babs Watson said...

Stunning card Sandra and a really fabulous background , you might have had a few attempts but you certainly got it spot on this time.. hope you have a good week

Hugs Babs x

Cindy C. said...

So beautifully done!!

Mac Mable said...

So elegant and classy. Glad you persevered with the faux background as it looks stunning. So glad you shared this amazing card with us x

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab background and a lovely card!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this gorgeous card Sandra, the faux background look wonderful especially with the black flowers and butterfly added.

Sue xx

Gerrina said...

That backgroundtechnique looks so grat every time, but I hadn't seen it in black; it is stunning! Great card! Hope you enjoy the weekend, the sun has gone this afternoon here...lucky me I was up so early:)!

SARN said...

Beautiful shading and a very class card altogether.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
beautiful card and a stunning design too.
Love this wonderful creation and your work as usual is excellent.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Florence said...

Gorgeous card Sandra.
Flo x

Cara said...

This is just stunning. I felt your pain with the faux effect! Cara x

Leanne Harris said...

What a beautiful background here Sandra, the simplicity of the flowers and butterflies are just perfect and show off that background to perfection - well done! xxx

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Sandra, very effective...xx
Thanks for taking time to comment while I was away on my scheduled posts. Greatly appreciated.
[aNNie]

Jane said...

Hi Sandra this is so elegant.. a really gorgeous card. Tim's wildflowers are one of my go to dies! I also want to thank you for the lovely comment you left re Jack..he is so tiny and I am so pleased to hear that your little one is growing big and strong. They are so precious aren't they. Have a wonderful week, hugs xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sandma
Stunning card as ever... love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card, very elegant,
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'I Spy ' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Helene E said...

Wonderful, I love the background. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck.

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